In-TAC recognized by CIC for commitment to helping newcomers integrate into Canadian labour market

The International Talent Acquisition Centre ( In-TAC) was recently awarded Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s prestigious IQN Workplace Integration Award for its program Maple 2.0 – Mentorship in Action.

Senior Manager, Ying Xie and National Program Manager, Carmen Muñoz had the honour of accepting the award on behalf of the OCCSC, from Mr. Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister.

MAPLE 2.0 – Mentorship in Action Program is a national program that connects employers with Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) through 4 to 12-week internship placements. It creates employment opportunities for new immigrants and helps employers enhance their intercultural understanding. The program is based in Ottawa, managed by In-TAC, and works in partnership with ISSofBC in Vancouver and Immigrant Services Calgary. Launched in 2010, the program was created to ensure that Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) can access more relevant employment opportunities in Canada within a shorter period of time.

Over the past three years, Maple 2.0 has successfully helped over 500 Internationally Educated Professionals gain Canadian work experience in their fields of expertise. MAPLE 2.0 not only matches IEPs with local companies, it also ensures that the program’s 400 employer partners across Canada receive the support and training necessary to break down the barriers to hiring and retaining newcomer professionals. The mandatory Cultural Competency Training for employers, and the workplace mentorship exchange between supervisors and IEPs, have proven to be effective ways of promoting intercultural understanding in the workplace and beyond.

The IQN is an online forum where employers, regulatory bodies, governments, and immigrant-serving organizations can share best practices in foreign credential assessment and recognition. The Workplace Integration Award recognizes initiatives that provide support for labour market integration to help newcomers integrate quickly and fully.

The OCCSC was honoured to be recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for its commitment to supporting the successful integration of Internationally Educated Professionals into Canadian society.

2014年3月13日 – 加拿大移民局於三月十三日授予In-TAC屬下的Maple 2.0 項目2014年度國際資格認證網絡(IQN)獎項,表彰該項目在協助新移民有效融合到加國就業市場的卓越貢獻。In-TAC總經理解盈先生和Maple 2.0項目經理Carmen Muñoz女士代表華人社區服務中心從國會秘書曼尼格基斯先生(Costas Menegakis)手裡接過此獎。

MAPLE 2.0是一個全國性項目,該項目通過為新移民安排四到十二周的實習工作,使當地僱主與具有國際教育背景的專業人士有機會相識相知,並建立聯系。該項目在為新移民創造就業機會、加快新移民融入加國就業市場的同時,也加深了當地僱主對不同文化的了解。項目始於2010年,總部設在渥太華,由In-TAC 管理,在溫哥華和卡加里均有分部。

在過去三年裡,Maple 2.0成功幫助了逾500位新移民專業人士在相關領域取得加拿大工作經驗,同時有400多位加國僱主接受了多元文化培訓,為新移民盡快融入加拿大職場消除了屏障。在過去幾年間,Maple 2.0的參與人員都紛紛表示Maple 2.0提供的項目多元文化僱主培訓項目和實習期間所創造的上下屬交流機會兩項活動對增進職場多元文化了解有莫大助益。

IQN 是一個網上論壇,在那裡,僱主、監管機構、政府和移民服務機構就有關新移民的國外資格評估和認可交流經驗,共享資源。IQN 職場融入獎正是對In-TAC長期以來致力於幫助新移民專業人才全面快速地融入本地職場的進一步肯定。

“與MAPLE 2.0客戶一起工作真是一種享受。我們作為僱主,在給新移民提供在加拿大企業工作的第一手經驗的同時,我們的許多項目也得到了很多支持。在實習結束時,新移民可以得到很好的工作推薦信,其中一位已經在本專業得到了一份全職工作。

我已經將MAPLE 2.0推薦給我的經理同事們,今後如果需要,我會毫不猶豫地再次參加這個項目。”(Marcos Riano, 總經理兼副總裁, Aeroquest Mapcon Inc., 溫哥華)

“MAPLE推薦給我們的實習生都是專業人才,非常優秀,他們出色的交流能力和生意慧眼皆給我們團隊留下了深刻的印像”(Ramya Murthy, 北美地區人力資源總幹事, Schneider Electric, 卡加里)

“我們一直跟MAPLE有著良好的合作關係,MAPLE 2.0項目負責人十分關注我們的需求,推薦的實習生也極為出色,為時十二周的實習效果顯著。有別於一般學校的短期實習,這個十二周實習期讓我們能夠有更多的時間培訓實習生,使他們能夠更有效地參與重要並具有挑戰性的項目;從而實現僱主和實習生雙贏的局面——新移民有一份很好的本土工作體驗,而我們機構也得到了非常不錯的人力資源協助。”(Kim Di Fruscia, 區域經理. Quantum Accounting & Finance Division, 渥太華)